Q: i was assaulted and had a advocate from the Da's office . I called him about my case a few times. He told me he would
let me know when the case went to court and sent me a restraining order. My advocate no longer works there and the next thing i get is another restraining order in the mail.So i look on line and find out the case has been completed with a plea deal to a misd. 245. After I talked with the Da he tells me my case had a mess up but he did his best to get a conviction. I want to know what my rights are . Someone should be held accountable for me not getting my rights to be heard . Your advice will be greatly appreciated
A: The District Attorney's office represents the people, not you individually. They do not protect your personal rights, that is up to you to protect on your own, with your own lawyer. You can also sue the wrongdoer personally, if s/he caused you injury, damage, loss or harm. You need to find your own attorney to do that for you. There are so many really good lawyers in San Francisco who might do that for you, but you've got to find your own attorney to represent you if you want to pursue a damage claim case against the perpetrator. And don't forget that there is a time limit on how long you can wait before you lose your right to sue, which in most cases is two years from the date of the injury. So whatever you do, you must do within 2 years of the date you suffered injury, damage, loss or harm.
more info needed.
however, the DA represents the People of the State of California........not you.
you are a witness and the State is technically the victim.
if you need further explanations you should contact the head of that office for an appointment........or your city councilman etc
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